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Information Regulator calls on info officers to register online

The Information Regulator urges organisations to submit their online registrations of information officers and deputy information officers from 1 May.


No extension to POPI Act grace period, says info regulator

The Information Regulator stresses the one-year grace period given to organisations to comply with the data privacy law will not be extended.


Information Regulator publishes guidance note on applications for prior authorisation

The Information Regulator has issued guidelines for applicants who require prior authorisation to process certain categories of information under POPIA.


POPIA codes of conduct, information officers and applications for exemption

The Information Regulator has provided some clarity on practical aspects of POPIA, as organisations work towards achieving compliance by 30 June 2021.


WhatsApp does not share user contacts, says Facebook SA

Facebook South Africa responds to the Information Regulator, saying users’ contacts will not be shared across the social media giant’s platforms.

Mar 4, 2021

Information Regulator worries SA will get less WhatsApp privacy

In a letter to Facebook, the Information Regulator highlights concerns that EU citizens will receive higher privacy protection than South Africans.

Feb 19, 2021

WhatsApp forges ahead with controversial privacy update

The Facebook-owned messaging app moves ahead with its planned privacy update that caused uproar, using the opportunity to take a swipe at its competitors.

Feb 15, 2021

Organisations must ready for POPI Act’s full might

As companies prepare to comply with the POPI Act, they should expect to see an active Information Regulator and strict enforcement, says Deloitte’s Leishen Pillay.

Jan 15, 2021

Information Regulator looks into WhatsApp’s updated privacy policy

The South African watchdog engages WhatsApp’s parent company, Facebook, after the former rolled out new terms and conditions.


Information Regulator welcomes new member

President Cyril Ramaphosa appoints Alison Tilley as a part-time member of the Information Regulator.


Stefanutti Stocks shuts down IT systems after cyber attack

The JSE-listed construction group says it uncovered a cyber attack on its IT systems in the early hours of 31 August.


Lombard Insurance engages SA authorities after data breach

While the insurer is working with the Information Regulator, it has yet to disclose what information was accessed by the hackers or the number of people affected.

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